Transportation Links

Seniors on the Move has been compiling useful resources throughout the project. Here are some valuable sources of information when considering transportation.

Foundational:

The 5 A’s of Senior-Friendly Transportation (Beverly Foundation)

Transportation and Older Persons: Perceptions and Preferences (AARP Public Policy Institute, 2001)

The Importance of Adequate Transportation to Aging in Place (Statistics Canada, 2012)

Public and Para-Transit:

TransLink Custom Transit Service Delivery Review Stakeholder Advisory Committee Summary Report (2017)

Moving In the Right Direction: HandyDART Survey Results (Office of the Seniors Advocate of British Columbia, 2017)

All Ages Access: Making Transit Work for Everyone in America’s Rapidly Aging Cities (Transit Center, 2016)

Metro Vancouver’s Aging Population and the Need for Improved HandyDART Service (Ecopath Planning, 2013)

Community-Based Ride Programs:

Promising Practices of Volunteer Ride Programs (National Volunteer Transportation Center, 2015)

Seniors’ Alternate Transportation in British Columbia (University of Alberta, 2012)

Driving:

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Reducing the Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes on Health and Well-Being in BC (Provincial Health Officer’s Annual Report, 2016)

National Blueprint for Injury Prevention in Older Drivers (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009)

Built Environment:

The Built Environment in BC- Status, Trends and Future Prospects Discussion Paper (Real Estate Foundation of BC, 2015)

Safe and Accessible Pedestrian Routes for Older Adults (National Center on Senior Transportation, 2015)

The Case for Age-Friendly Communities (Portland State University, 2016)

Making Your Community Livable for All Ages: What’s Working (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 2015)

Resources for transportation programs in your community:

Insurance toolkit for organizations

ICBC medical exam

DriveABLE assessments

TransLink fare payment information

TransLink trip planner

TransLink accessible entrance maps

Google maps- includes walking, cycling, transit and driving directions

Handydart information and application form

BC Bus Pass for Seniors with Low-Income